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Elderly Activities in Kensington and Chelsea

Companions of London understand the problems faced by older people living at home in Kensington and Chelsea. Many people can become isolated and lose touch with others living in the local area. However, there are many interesting social groups and activities throughout London for you to get involved in.

We have gathered together a comprehensive list of things to do in the Kensington and Chelsea area for seniors. If you know an elderly person who is looking for something to do in the local area, you will find lots of great ideas below.

Elderly Activities in Kensington and Chelsea

Places of interest

If you live in Kensington and Chelsea, you will be able to visit many local places of interest. You can visit these attractions with friends and family of all ages. You will see famous music locations, film locations, original Banksy artwork. You will also see the history, the stories, the buzz of Notting Hill. 

St Mary Abbots Church

St Mary Abbots Church is a undiscovered architectural gem that must be seen if you are in the area. Every day visitors from all over the world visit St Mary Abbots.

Japan House London

Presenting the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, and technology, it deepens our appreciation of all that Japan has to offer.

Kensington Town

Kensington is a very wealthy and trendy suburb. The affluence is reflected in the numerous upper end restaurants and bars found around the place.

See Notting Hill

This is about fun, bringing Notting Hill to life, you are going to see where celebrities live, work and play.

Royal Albert Hall

The world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics have appeared on our stage since we opened in 1871, and now over 1.7 million people enjoy live experiences here every year

Parks, Farms and Walks

 Going for walks in local parks and farms offer an enjoyable way to get some exercise in a pleasant environment. There are many local parks in the Kensington and Chelsea area which offer a low cost way to enjoy London.

Belmont Farm 

Belmont Farm offers a unique opportunity for anyone, young or old, to meet, handle and feed a huge variety of farm animals.  Belmont is the perfect place for Londoners to experience a real working farm, hands on. 

Cremorne Gardens

An interesting and well designed garden, Cremorne Gardens is situated in the south of the Borough on the northern bank of the River Thames.

Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0QJ

Westfield Park

A small park created on a former residential precinct destroyed by bombing in WW II. The gardening expertise and landscaping is evident with a balanced allocation of children's playgrounds, open space, shrubbery, shady areas and pathways.

48 Uverdale Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0SR

Holland Park

Holland Park is a district, the name of a street that unusually has three limbs and a public park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in west London.

Ilchester Pl, Kensington, London W8 6LU

Kensington Memorial Park

Great open space. Room for group picnic and games. With room for quiet reflective times. Nice kiosk with hot and cold drinks and snacks. Water play area for kids. 

St Mark's Rd, London W10 6BZ


Museums in the Kensington and Chelsea area offer interesting days out for people of all ages.

Kensington Palace

The State Apartments of Kensington Palace are open to the public to visit and in 2010 were transformed into the “Enchanted Palace” exhibit.

Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX

Leighton House Museum

Entirely refurbished and reopened in 2010, this dramatic 19th century building with a Middle Eastern-themed interior was once home to the artist Lord Leighton.

12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ

Natural History Museum 

Opened in 1881 to display the British Museum’s natural history collection, this huge museum, housed in a rather stunning building, has had several high-tech refits since.

Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD

Linley Sambourne House

The house's magnificent artistic interior, with its original wall decoration, fixtures and furniture has been preserved together with many of Sambourne's own pictures and those of his friends. 

18 Stafford Terrace

Victoria and Albert Museum 

A decorative arts and design museum, the collections on show include fashion & jewellery, furniture, ceramics, paintings & drawings, photography, sculpture, textiles and architecture.

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

National Army Museum

The National Army Museum allows visitors to learn more about the British Army and its purpose and impact through a variety of exhibitions, covering the Army from 1066 to the present day.

1st Kensington Scout Group 

A small permanent exhibition telling the life story of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout and Guide movements.

British Postal Museum & Archive

 The BPMA is the leading resource for all aspects of British postal history, preserving and celebrating four centuries of the Royal Mail.

Carlyle's House

The house contains original furnishings, books, pictures and personal items of Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane, and vividly depicts their lives. The small walled Victorian garden is also open to visitors.

Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden is London's oldest botanical garden that is set behind walls on the bank of the Thames hence its reputation as London's "Secret Garden"

Florence Nightingale Museum

Museum celebrating the life of Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. Discover the woman behind the legend.

Handel & Hendrix in London

In a single street in London, separated by a wall, are the homes of two of history's most significant musical artists. 25 Brook Street is the house that belonged to George Frederic Handel and the place where he composed some of the world's most enduring baroque music, including Messiah.


Libraries offer a range of activities and reading groups for people of all ages. If you live in Kensington and Chelsea, you can visit one of the libraries below to find out what services they have available for you.

Kensington Central Library

There are regular events for adults that happen every week or month in our libraries. We also hold a variety of special events for adults throughout the year.

12 Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX

Tel: 020 7361 3010

Chelsea Library

If you are a senior person living in Chelsea, you can take advantage of the library services available. You can find out about many social events and learning opportunities by getting in touch.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, King's Road, SW3 5EZ

Tel: 020 7361 3010

North Kensington Library

Services include health events, computer services, book break and shared reading groups.

108 Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, London W11 1PZ

Tel: 020 7361 3010

Brompton Library

At the Brompton library you can use many services including: computer services, book break, shared reading group, books in other languages, health events and reading groups.

210 Old Brompton Road. London SW5 0BS

Tel: 020 7361 3010